Happy Hector recovering after rare run-in with blade of grass

This is Hector, a four-year-old cross-breed who was rescued from a kennel in Cyprus. He’s been in the wars recently after his owners discover a satsuma-sized mass on the right side of his chest six months ago. He was initially treated with antibiotics which caused the swelling to reduce, but in mid-July the swelling started to grow

Dewsbury vets in plea over cat neutering

Dewsbury vets in plea over cat neutering

We’re urging people to neuter their cats after we treated nine kittens which had been dumped in a client’s front garden. We’re seeing between 10 and 15 stray cats a month being taken to our practices and our latest unexpected visitors were taken to the Wakefield branch after a client had two adult cats and nine

Calder Vets recognised as outstanding by RCVS

Calder Vets recognised as outstanding by RCVS

Calder Vets’ Dewsbury animal hospital has been recognised as outstanding in three awards by the RCVS after earning the highest possible standard on a recent assessment of its branches. As a statutory regulator, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) carries out assessments of practices across the country, with vets able to apply for accreditation


Calder helps Bailey conquer his fear of the vets

Meet Bailey, who has been coming to see Sue at our Brighouse practice to help with his fear of the vets. Bailey used to love coming to see us until after he had an operation, which is when he became scared of his visits. Unfortunately this can happen and despite all the positive interactions before

Waiting Room picture

A fantastic new picture for our cat waiting area

As you may already know we are a gold standard cat-friendly practice which is something we’re very proud of. In order to achieve this status, certain criteria must be met, including having a separate waiting area in reception for cats and their owners, along with a cat-only consult room and many other things. You can

Dog blood donor Alice

Vets on the lookout for dog blood donors

Dog owners in Yorkshire are being encouraged to do something amazing and sign their beloved pets up to the blood donor register, to help save canine lives. Calder Vets, which has 12 surgeries across Yorkshire, is planning to host a donation day with the Pet Blood Bank charity, but this can’t happen until a minimum

Labrador Sebastian

Labrador Sebastian beats the odds as 3kg tumour is removed from his lung

Vets have carried out life-saving surgery on a black labrador after they discovered a massive tumour the size of a rugby ball on one of his lungs. Six-year-old Sebastian was referred to Calder Vets, which has 12 practices across Yorkshire, with a suspected heart problem after he suddenly started coughing and retching while out for


Vets urge rabbit owners to keep an eye out for signs of serious gut condition

Following the recent admittance of a number of rabbits with gut stasis, a potentially fatal digestion condition if not treated quickly, we’re warning rabbit owners to be aware of the signs. Phoebe, a Rex rabbit, was brought into see one of Calder’s veterinary surgeons, and rabbit enthusiast, Shona Haydon after her owner noticed that she

Rabbit Awareness Week

Free Rabbit Health checks for Rabbit Awareness Week (17 – 25 June)

We’re offering free rabbit health checks with our nurses in support of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) this June. Key themes of RAW 2017 is the importance of feeding hay and fresh grass to support pet rabbits’ dental, digestive and emotional health, so it’s the perfect time to make sure your bunny is in tip-top health.

Little bit of luck as missing cat returns after nearly three years

Little bit of luck as missing cat returns after nearly three years

A cat owner has been reunited with her beloved pet after he turned up at the family home after being missing for nearly three years. Little Bit, a 12-year-old tabby, went missing from his Denby Dale home just over two-and-a-half years ago and owner Steph Mellor-Smith had all but given up hope of seeing her